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Mario Cantone


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Mario Cantone (born December 9, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor, with numerous appearances on Comedy Central including Chappelle's Show. He also played Anthony Marentino on Sex and the City. His unique style is fast-paced and energetic, with much of the humor coming from his impersonations of various characters ranging from his family members, to celebrities, to stereotypes.
Cantone was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts. He hosted a children's show called, Steampipe Alley, from 1988 to 1993. Much of his comedy derives from the fact that he is gay, camp and Italian-American.
Previously, he appeared at a roast for comedian Denis Leary. Along with Leary, Cantone attended Emerson College, in Boston. He is a favorite guest on the Opie and Anthony radio show, where he is remembered for a tune called, "Getcha Balls Out." He currently narrates the Sunsilk "hairapy" advertisements.
He is the voice of the talent scout bird Mikey Abromowitz in the 2007 computer animated movie Surf's Up.
Cantone is also a regular stage performer with numerous Broadway credits. He made his Broadway debut in 1995 as replacement for the role of Buzz in the Tony Award-winning play, Love!